Poultry Profile: Welsummer

The Welsummer
Breed type: light
Egg production: 200-250 brown-dark brown eggs
Mature weight: 2.5-3.2kg

The Welsummer is named for the Dutch village of Welsum and was developed at about the same time as the Barnevelder. Some researchers believe it was actually crossed with Barnevelders to develop it into the bird we know today.

It is the traditional image of the farmyard rooster, with beautiful black and red feathers, the image of a Welsummer rooster can be found in images around the world.

In their native land, the Welsummer is noted for its great foraging abilities, even forgoing food provided to look for its own dinner, and its friendly nature.

The hen is known for her deep brown-coloured eggs.

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